Symposia and Lectures

Ellen Ecker Ogden


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Ellen Ecker Ogden, author of The Complete Kitchen Garden and professional kitchen garden designer, returns to Fernwood for a day of exploring and designing inspirational and artful kitchen gardens. As co-founder of The Cook's Garden seed catalog, America’s premier source for seeds and plants, Ellen combines her artistic background with her love of growing and cooking from the garden. She will share classic garden design techniques to help you visualize the garden of your dreams.

Ellen writes about food and gardens for cooks who love to garden. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Country Living, Country Gardens, Organic Gardening, Eating Well, Better Homes and Gardens, and The Boston Globe, among others. She has been a guest on HGTV’s Gardening by the Yard as The Baroness of Basil and on PBS Victory Garden.

The Art of Growing Food: Lecture and Book Signing 
10:00–11:30 am

In this popular lecture, participants will be inspired to elevate an ordinary vegetable garden to extraordinary. A true kitchen garden opens your senses in new and inspiring ways, both in the garden and in the kitchen. Discover fresh ideas for how to combine classic design with practical technique to enhance your own design for an elegant edible garden. $20 (Members $16) Register by February 27.

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for The Art of Growing Food

Lunch with a Tastemaker
11:30 am–12:30 pm

Enjoy a delicious lunch with Ellen prepared by Fernwood’s Chef Tim Carrigan featuring recipes from her cookbook, The Complete Kitchen Garden. Taste the flavor of seasonally inspired food to start the spring season. $30 (Members $24) Register by February 25.

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Hands-on Design Workshop
1:00–4:00 pm

Work one-on-one with Ellen to think about fresh ways to grow an edible garden that are both productive and beautiful. Bring photos for sharing and anticipate individual attention. You will leave with a plan for how to grow an elegant edible garden! (Prerequisite: The Art of Growing Food Lecture) $40 (Members $32) Register by February 25.

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The Artful Edible Experience
Enjoy all three programs with Ellen at a discounted rate. $85 (Members $68) Register by February 25.

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